Fostering Fortnight 2016


Supportive? Loving? Able to provide safety and security?

Do you identify with the top three qualities which children and young people in care recognise as being key to making a good foster carer?

Perhaps you work in the caring profession and it’s possible that you have many of the skills required to consider becoming a foster carer for Belfast HSC Trust.

This Foster Care Fortnight (16 – 29 May 2016) Belfast Trust Fostering Service is highlighting the results of a recent survey by the Fostering Network which reveals the top three qualities identified by care experienced children and young people as making a real difference to the lives of children in care:

  • Making them feel safe and secure (67%)
  • Supporting and helping them (61%)
  • Loving them (54%)

If you are resilient, flexible and have the energy and time to care for the demands of a child, then you could help make a real difference to a young person’s life by becoming one of our valued foster carers. HSC foster carers receive ongoing training, financial allowances and 24 hour social work support.

Take the leap this Foster Care Fortnight and find out more – visit, call our recruitment team on (028) 950 40057 or come and chat to us at the following Trust venues where we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have:

Fostering fortnight 2016When: Tuesday 17th MayTuesday 17th May
Where: Mater Hospital (coffee shop) 2pm-4 pm


When: Wednesday 18th May
Where: Royal Victoria Hospital (canteen) 11am-2pm Royal Victoria Hospital (canteen) 11am-2pm

We would love to hear from you!